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ANTIQUE SILK NEEDLWORK SYMBOLIIZING
Silk thread on silk
Framed 26 3/4" x 24 1/2"
Unframed 21" x 18 3/4"
Presented is a masterfully stitched needlework of our
national symbol, the American Eagle, as adopted in 1782 by the Continental Congress. It is a carefully crafted
rendering of a eagle with spread wings perched on two crossed flags and a shield over a green banner with "E. Pluribus
Unum". The work is on a black silk background in various shades of browns from light tope to dark, and accented with
silver and gold threads with the adopted red, white and blue of our national colors. All framed in magnificent Bird's
Eye Walnut of the period.
E Pluribus Unum describes an action: Many uniting into
one. An accurate translation of the motto is "Out of many, comes one" – a phrase that elegantly captures
the symbolism on the shield which refers to the union between the States and federal government,
as is further symbolized by the thirteen stripes on the shield and in American national
Similar framed silk embroidery with flying eagle, flags, and
shield were made for the American fleet so that sailors could send them home as souvenirs from the Orient. They
are offered by Antiquarian Traders, Beverly Hills, CA at prices from $5000 -
Nelson A Rockefeller (July 8, 1908 – January
26, 1979), a man of much distinction, 41st vice president of the United States, governor of New York, and life-long collector
and patron of the arts, had a similar needlework eagle in his personal collection.
International buyers welcome, but inquire
first. We have satisfied customers in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, Canada, Chile, China, Democratic Republic
of Congo, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Martinique,
Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Nova Scotia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Arab Emirates,
USVI and the Eastern Caribbean.
SHIPPING & PACKING: The
cost of shipping, packing, handling, and insurance to your destination is an additional charge. You may email
us before bidding to get these costs. We price our shipping honestly, but we expect to be reimbursed for the nominal
cost of packaging materials and handling.
UNCONDITIONAL GUARANTEE: If not completely satisfied with your purchase it may be returned, if without damage, within five
days of receipt in its original packaging. Return items must be insured for their full value. A prior email authorization
by us for the return is required. Unfortunately, shipping charges are not included in this offer and are non-refundable
unless due to our error.
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